Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute

July 10–12, 2018  |  Denver, Colorado

The annual Leadership Institute offers lead teachers, coaches, and curriculum specialists the tools for developing and sustaining a successful implementation of Bridges in Mathematics, Number Corner, and Bridges Intervention.

Please Note: The Leadership Institute is designed for those that have implemented Bridges in Mathematics 2nd Edition for one full school year.


Registration is Full

This year's Leadership Institute is full. Registration for next year's Leadership Institue will begin in spring 2019.

Keynote Presenters


Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler

Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the faculty director of youcubed. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning.  Jo is involved in promoting mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms. Jo will be joined by Cathy Williams.


Alisa Simeral

Alisa Simeral

Alisa Simeral is an author for ASCD. A school turnaround specialist and veteran educator, Alisa has guided school-based reform efforts as a teacher, dean, and instructional coach. Her consistent emphasis has been on improving the adult-input factors that contribute to the betterment of the student-output results.


Jennifer Bay Williams

Jennifer Bay Williams

Jennifer Bay Williams is a professor at the University of Louisville where she teaches math education courses to pre-service and practicing teachers. She has co-authored many books, including Mathematics Coaching: Resources and Tools for Coaches and Leaders; Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, and more.


Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher has served in education as a classroom teacher, math instructional lead, and currently as a math specialist. Graham’s work with the math progressions and problem-based lessons has led him to present throughout North America and beyond. 


Marian Small

Marian Small

Marian Small, the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, writes and speaks about K-12 math around the world. Her focus is on teacher questioning to get at the important math, to include and extend all students, and to focus on critical thinking and creativity.

Benefits of Attending

  • Understand how to continue a successful implementation of Bridges in Mathematics.
  • Enhance leadership effectiveness by differentiating your supervision and coaching practices.
  • Explore ways to encourage the professional growth of your teachers.
  • Experience math practices in action.
  • Reflect on math assessments for learning.
  • Discuss ideas for partnering with families.
  • Become familiar with MLC online resources that support administrators, teachers, and families.
  • Network with colleagues from around the country.

Institute Agenda

Daily Schedule

July 9   Optional Meet & Greet at 5:00 pm
July 10   Sessions from 8:00 am–4:30 pm
July 11   Sessions from 8:00 am–4:30 pm
July 12   Sessions from 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Download the agenda

Bridges Breakouts

You'll have the option of attending two different afternoon Bridges breakout sessions on each day. Topics include:

  • Bridges Intervention: Assessments and Entry Points
  • The Super Power of Number Corner
  • Work Places and Meaningful Distributed Practice
  • Working with Highly Capable Students
  • Coaching Bridges
  • Fact Fluency

Travel, Hotel, and Meal Information

The Leadership Institute will again take place in the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park. 16455 East 40th Circle, Aurora, Colorado. See below for more information or check out the hotel's website.

Getting to the Hotel

The hotel has a complimentary shuttle to and from the Denver Airport. The shuttle runs on a 30-minute schedule in the morning and evenings, and a 60-minute schedule during the day. Download the shuttle schedule.

If you're driving to the hotel, parking is complimentary for Leadership Institute attendees in the hotel's parking lot. Driving directions


Where to Eat

Breakfast is included for up to 2 guests per room, per day. Lunch will be provided by The Math Learning Center in the meeting rooms on Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11. Dinner is on your own.

There is a restaurant within the hotel. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About the Hotel

We've secured a special rate for institute attendees of $169 per night. To get this rate, click the online reservations button below or call 800-228-9290 and mention The Math Learning Center Leadership Institute 2018.

Reservation Deadline: June 18, 2018


Online Hotel Reservations